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"Beauty does not linger,
Yet beauty's visitation affects us and invites us into its rhythm,
it calls us to feel, think, and act beautifully in the world:
to create and live a life that awakens the Beautiful."
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St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
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Paintings exploring the use of images of trees as metaphor 

May 16 –June 2014 – St. Francis Episcopal Church, Wilsonville 

 Sunshine Keeps Me Happy – Blenda Tyvoll
The Apple Tree – Claudia Breese
Throughout cultural history, humankind has used nature and specifically trees, to express feelings about life and self in relation to the World. The visual arts, poetry and music have been vehicles for that reflection. This presentation by Blenda Tyvoll and Claudia Breese uses paintings in an effort to express the beauty of nature and the history of humankind through universal symbols.

Blenda is a graduate of Marylhurst University in painting and interior design. She sells her paintings and prints through her own website, galleries and private exhibitions. Blenda also teaches workshops on merchandising art.

Claudia is a graduate of Northridge State University in painting and art history. She taught art history in Yosemite. She was an art docent at the Oakland Museum and an art curator for the Flora Lamson Hewlett Library at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Her work has been in exhibits in Portland, Berkeley and theological seminaries throughout the United States. She is a member of CIVA (Christians in the Visual Arts.)
Blenda and Claudia are juried members of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and both artists have been recognized by WSO for their skills.

 May 16 – July 30, 2014

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church
SW Miley Road/ I-5 Charbonneau exit

Gallery Hours: Tues. –Friday 9-2, Sunday 8-12